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Many truck stops and convenience stores have started carrying healthier food options. It is now common to find items like fresh deli sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, and dairy products in the refrigerated sections of truck-accessible stores throughout North America. One of...
Bluetooth headsets have revolutionized the ability for professional drivers to communicate while on the road.  They have also allowed for widespread compliance with hands-free cell phone laws by permitting conversations without holding the device. However, talking on a Bluetooth headset...
Van and reefer doors are strong and can take a beating.  However, they should not be used as part of your load securement system.  While the doors can do a lot to keep cargo contained, proper securement inside the...
Wheel end fires can occur for different reasons.  For example, overuse of the service brakes on long downhill grades can rapidly heat up the wheels and even lead to smoke and flames.  A failed bearing can also cause large...
Distracted driving is synonymous with handheld cellphone use.  In many jurisdictions, handheld phones and/or electronic devices are specifically mentioned in legislation that prohibits distracted driving.  Professional drivers should all be aware that using a phone while driving is dangerous,...
The relationship between cyclists and drivers can become adversarial at times.  When vehicles with mismatched speed potentials are mixed on a single roadway, certain hazards present themselves. While some drivers may not appreciate having to share the roadway with cyclists,...
There are many different types of auxiliary equipment that can be found on commercial trucks.  Sometimes, a carrier may purchase a truck with extra equipment they don’t plan on using, and the equipment just sits there. If your vehicle is...
July 11-17 is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver. During this week-long event, law enforcement will be paying special attention to the safe driving behaviors of big trucks with a focus on speeding. The police are always...
Western Canada is experiencing extreme, record-breaking heat.  With high heat comes increased chances of wildfires, and jurisdictions are on high alert for fire signs. As a commercial driver, it is a good idea to check road reports for fire-related activities...
The current global pandemic has been challenging for everyone, but the challenge has not been felt equally.  Some industries have fared better than others as some jobs were more pandemic-proof from the beginning. Trucking has been fortunate in the sense...

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